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UHS’ Edwards takes title at Penn Relays, MHS 4×8 team sets state mark

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia high school athletes posted a pair of impressive finishes Friday in the Penn Relays at Philadelphia’s Franklin Field.

Oregon signee and University High School senior Josh Edwards claimed the championship in the 3,000 meter run. He crossed the line first in a time of 8 minutes, 20.31 seconds. His winning time was over five seconds better than next next competitor.

Also on Friday afternoon, the Morgantown girls 4×800 meter relay team finished fifth in the event final. The team of Lea Hatcher, Amelia Summers, Jennifer O’Palko, Irene Riggs posted a West Virginia record time of 9 minutes, 18.17 seconds.

The Penn Relays is one of the nation’s most historic amateur track and field meets.

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